Murderous maths and stringy puzzles

19 Jun 2002

Two popular children’s authors will be visiting Cambridge University, to help the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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Modernising employment for the 21st century

17 Jun 2002

Firms could, and should, be doing more to help their employees tackle the work-life balance, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will tell a conference in London today (Monday 17 June).

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Students help schools with science

14 Jun 2002

A Cambridge academic is making an urgent appeal for new backers to support STIMULUS, a highly successful scheme which places University of Cambridge students in local schools to help with teaching science, maths and technology subjects.

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Computer Lab wins national award

12 Jun 2002

The William Gates Computer Laboratory, situated on the University's West Cambridge development, has won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) prize for high architectural standards and for making a contribution to the local environment. It was designed by London architects RMJM.

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The big screen

07 Jun 2002

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have launched a major study to assess the benefits of screening for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes, and is on the increase, due largely to the rise in obesity and sedentary lifestyles.

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Queen's Golden Jubilee - 50 years of scientific breakthroughs

31 May 2002

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the world has been transformed by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine. The power of science to improve our lives is exemplified today by the news that scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test for bowel cancer. This could be used for a national screening programme to tackle what is the second most common cancer in the UK.

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Care in the community

29 May 2002

Cambridge GP Dr Stephen Barclay has joined the University of Cambridge to carry out a three-year study of palliative care in the community for people with cancer. His research is funded by Macmillan Cancer Relief and he is based at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit.

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